Butler: “Casimero Can Go Fuck Himself. He Doesn’t Deserve A Chance!”

Paul Butler Is Fed Up with John Riel Casimero!

Paul Butler eyes John Riel Casimero with his WBO title
John Riel Casimero (left), Paul Butler | Credit: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions, James Moloney (Butler)

Paul Butler Believes John Riel Casimero Does Not Deserve Any More Chances

WBO Interim bantamweight champion Paul “Baby-Faced Assassin” Butler (34-2, 15KOs) could be elevated to full champion after an attempt to fight with WBO Champion John Riel Casimero collapsed once again.

Apparently, the boxing gods do not want the fight between the Filipino champion and the Baby-Faced Assassin to take place. In 2021, Casimero was scheduled to face the mandatory challenger before falling ill and canceling their showdown in Dubai.


The WBO accepted the champion’s reason for missing the fight and ordered him to fight Butler before the April 30, 2022 deadline. Eventually, both fighters rescheduled to fight on April 22. However, Casimero was yanked out of the fight by the British Boxing Board of Control for a violation of using a sauna to cut weight too close to the fight date.

Casimero provided evidence for his demise by posting a video of himself in the Sauna that the BBBofC used as evidence. Furthermore, the WBO has come knocking, giving him a 48-hour show-cause order to prove why they shouldn’t strip away the title. Keep in mind the WBO sent out this request on April 19. As of the writing of this article, no decision has been made and could come any day.

Butler fought late replacement Jonas Sultan, and he cruised to a victory to win the interim title. Moreover, he could be promoted to full champion, if Casimero fails to provide an adequate reason for missing the fight again.


During an interview with Behind the Gloves, Butler expressed wanting to be elevated to full champion and having no interest in a fight with Casimero.

“He can go fuck himself. He doesn’t deserve a chance, doesn’t deserve a chance at all. He’s had two chances, he’s meant to be a world champion, meant to set an example. He didn’t set an example for no one […] He’s got no respect at all.”

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."